Kim Booth MP 
Greens Leader

Member for Bass

 
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Aboriginal Affairs | Energy | Forestry | Mining | Police & Emergency Services | Primary Industries & Water | Racing | Treasury
 
ABOUT KIM
Former sawmill business operator, Kim Booth is our MP in Bass. 
 
He is a strong advocate for equitable access to education and healthcare. Kim is also committed to Tasmania retaining our clean air, that the marine environment is free of toxic effluent.
 
Coming from a sawmilling background means that Kim Booth knows how to create more jobs with less logs: demonstrated by his radial sawmill proposal for Scottsdale, and his recent local sawmilling trials utilising logs categorised by Forestry Tasmania as only fit for export. 
 
Kim Booth is the only member in Bass who voted in Parliament against the toxic and controversial Gunns Ltd pulp mill proposal for Bell Bay. 
 
 

GET IN CONTACT

Bass Electorate Office
Level1, Henty House, Civic Square

LAUNCESTON 7250
ph: 03 6324 2040
greensnorth@parliament.tas.gov.au

 

Revisit Budget to Save Jobs

 

Revist Budget Spending Splurge to Save Jobs 

The Hodgman government’ failure to revisit its Budget expenditure to prioritise finding alternatives to cutting 860 jobs in eight months, exposes that their real agenda is to slash and burn the public sector no matter what, Greens Leader Kim Booth MP said today.

“It is clear from the tenor of the Treasurer’s letter to Unions Tasmania, dated the 21st of October, that Peter Gutwein is setting up the public sector unions to fail in their quest to save jobs, and to be the scapegoats when the fallout of cuts begins to hit,” Mr Booth said.

Tribute to Whitlam

Vale Gough Whitlam

The passing of Gough Whitlam marks the end of a momentous era which left a deep mark on the nation’s political, cultural and social justice psyche, Greens Leader Kim Booth MP said today.

“We pay tribute to, and celebrate the life of, Gough Whitlam. A man who physically and politically towered over the nation’s civic life,” Mr Booth said.

Invest in Maintaining State's Reputation

 

Don’t Chip Lonely Planet Rating 

 
Instead of gloating the Premier, Will Hodgman, should be investing in maintaining Tasmania’s fantastic rating by the Lonely Planet Guide as fourth best place in the globe to visit, by immediately calling a halt to mad proposal to export woodchips from Macquarie Wharf and protecting key iconic drawcards such as the Tarkine, Greens Leader Kim Booth MP said today.

“The many Tasmanians who campaigned long and hard over decades to establish a genuine clean, green and clever brand to promote our beautiful island state nationally and internationally should be taking immense pride in this latest vindication of the Lonely Planet Guide’s rating,” Mr Booth said.

Keep Hobart Wharf Woodchip-Free

 

No Answers on Macquarie Wharf Woodchip Plan 

Secrecy continues to shroud the ludicrous suggestion of a Macquarie Wharf woodchip export facility with the Liberal government failing to guarantee public consultation, involvement of the Hobart City Council, or that any facility would definitely be removed from the wharf at the end of its designated life-span, Greens Leader and Forestry spokesperson Kim Booth MP said today.
 
“This hare-brained and retrograde notion has exposed the Liberals as being in utter disarray,” Mr Booth said.

Liberals Fail Leadership Test

 

Liberals Block Union Negotiations Call 

The Hodgman regime is clearly setting up the public sector unions to fail in the attempt to formulate an alternative to job cuts, Greens Leader Kim Booth MP said today.
 
“It is unconscionable of the Liberal government to vote down our motion that they keep open the opportunity for good-faith negotiations with the unions, and instead continue to hide behind ultimatums and a closed-door attitude,” Mr Booth said.

 

Woodchip Madness

 

Liberals’ Woodchip Madness Escalates 

The Hodgman government’s decision to sink more public money to commission a further report into establishing a woodchip export facility at Hobart’s Macquarie Wharf is a ludicrous and backwards step, Greens Leader and Forestry spokesperson Kim Booth MP said.

“Tasmania and potential investors needed to hear a clear and unequivocal commitment from the Premier ruling out compulsory acquisition of the Triabunna mill site in response to the formal Interim Report of the Parliamentary Committee, but instead we were provided further woodchip madness,” Mr Booth said.

No Public Money for Woodchip Facility

 

Hodgman Must Rule out Interference in Foresty Sector 

The Premier must guarantee that his government will not interfere in the marketplace and rule out any public subsidisation of any new woodchip export facility, Greens Leader and Forestry spokesperson Kim Booth MP said today.

“If private forest operators are calling for another woodchip or forestry residue facility to be established then it is up to the private sector to fund it,” Mr Booth said.

Liberals Fail Public Sector Workers

 

Gutwein Confuses Ultimatum with Negotiations 

The Treasurer, Peter Gutwein, has delivered a bizarre and belligerent ultimatum to public sector unions demanding they deliver a proposal he likes within two weeks or he will just proceed with cutting and burning jobs, Greens Leader and Treasury spokesperson Kim Booth MP said today.

“The Hodgman regime’s refusal to acknowledge that the reasonable and respectful thing to do is to enter into good faith negotiations with public sector unions is gobsmacking,” Mr Booth said.

Hare-Clark

Liberals Sink to New Low with Hare-Clark Attack 

Tasmania’s Hare-Clark system has long been recognised as the jewel in western democracies’ crown, as it is one of the most fair and democratic across the globe. The only reason any Party would move to dismantle it is if they no longer believe in democracy and just want absolute power, Greens Leader Kim Both MP said today.

“This whining and ridiculous complaint that Hare Clark favours the Greens is utterly absurd, given the last time I looked the current Liberal majority government was voted in under the Hare-Clark system,” Mr Booth said.

Talk to Unions Re Wage Freeze

 

Liberals Challenged to Negotiate with Public Sector Unions 

The Liberal government must commit to good-faith negotiations with public sector unions to find alternative options to the threatened 500 additional job cuts, Greens Leader and Treasury spokesperson Kim Booth MP said today.
 
“The Greens challenge Premier Will Hodgman and Treasurer Peter Gutwein to have the guts to do the decent thing and actually sit down with the public sector unions to negotiate alternative options to secure jobs and community services,” Mr Booth said.